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Dinesh DivekarDear Mr Naveen Kumar R,
First and foremost, I must thank you that you have shown at least courage to find out your weakness. You have just not stopped at that but you wanted to remove your weakness too. This shows your learning attitude and change orientation. Both the factors will surely will take you to greater heights.
Other members not even bother to write their posts in their simple language. They prefer to mask their weakness under the pretext of informality or by writing their posts in SMS lingo which this site prefers to maintain! Good that you are not one amongst them.
No ppt or ideas can ever will improve your English. This I say with my 26 years of experience (only).
To improve English, you must read English newspaper everyday. In the newspaper please editorial and centre page essay (that is adjacent to the editorial). While reading newspaper, keep dictionary besides you and as many difficult words you get, you must refer dictionary.
Secondly, to improve English please refer grammar books frequently.
Thirdly, solve the exercises on English from competitive magazines like Competition Success Review.
Fourthly, get your drafts corrected from your superiors who are good at English.
Of the above options, each option is important in its respect. When you do the above for next 5 years (yes I mean it - 5 years) then only you can improve English.
All the Best!
Dinesh V DivekarSoft Skill and Behavioural Training Consultant
From India, Bangalore
I fully endorse Dinesh's point of view. It takes a long time to improve the vocabulary and correct our mistakes. For example, I used to miss out the definite and indefinite articles while writing. My 'boss', whom I requested to read my assignment draft, said, "Young man, are you that hungry that you swallow the a's and the's?" Even now, after 40 years, I may miss out an odd one, when writing in a hurry.
You could access the following site for some useful tips.
http://purdue.edu <link updated to site home> found at
OWL at Purdue University which itself was found by searching the web using Google
English Grammar + ppt - Google Search=
I wonder why you did not search the web before posting your request!!!
Wish you all the best.
From United Kingdom
One of the man problems I have come across in my students (I have been training people on soft skills since 1985 and American English since 1999) is that many Indians try to understand a point in vernacular, try to translate that thought in English and finally deliver that in English.
Reading a good English language news paper, listening to news in English, and above all reading a good magazine like Reader's Digest will help you. Try conversing to all in English, but in India, we do have the practice of regional languages being used in workplace mostly.
Glad that you have come forward seeking assistance/suggestions in improving your overall personality. Please feel free to write or call in case you need further assistance.
Wishing you a successful career in HR management.
From India, Madras
Thanks for the advice posted. I just returned from a trip to Belgaum, where students from the rural areas were asking how to improve communication skills in "English". I told them to read "interactively" and speak in English with their classmates and friends outside the class and forget about making mistakes. I told them that I think in the language (Kannada, Tamil, English and Hindi) that I use when talking. I must admit that my knowledge of Tamil was only acquired by listening, as I do not kow how to read or write Tamil.
Have a nice day.
From United Kingdom
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From India, Pune
i am working in company. i want to imporve my writte communication skill. simply i say that. i am not able to replay the mail, for my clients. even though i could replay, the client does not understand clearly.
what i have to do now.?
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From India, Mumbai
I am a finance professional. I have about 9 years experience. All these years, my work was mostly on analysis and number crunching, so I didn't bother much about my language and communication. Since I have excelled in all the work I have done, I got elevated in the corporate ladder. Now my works requires lot of writing and speaking skills. Though I can speak and write, I am sure that I am making mistakes in the language. Kindly help me on how I can improve my English and from where should I start.
P.S. I did my schoolings in a Government school in a remote place in a village in Tamil nadu where there is no formal English training
From India, Madras